SDMAC Foundation Receives Matching Donations from  Navy Federal Credit Union & General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
May 16, 2018

SDMAC Foundation Receives Matching Donations from Navy Federal Credit Union & General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

Donations will enable SDMAC Foundation to award scholarships to Veterans enrolled as full-time students in Science, Tech, Engineering, & Math (STEM) disciplines at CSUSM & SDSU

 

SAN DIEGO, CA, May 16, 2018 – The San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) Foundation today announced it has received matching donations from Navy Federal Credit Union and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to support the SDMAC Military Veteran Student of the Year academic scholarship. Totaling $10,000, the donations will enable SDMAC Foundation to award scholarships to Veteran students enrolled as full-time students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), and San Diego State University (SDSU).

“We are grateful for the generous donations from Navy Federal Credit Union and GA-ASI to support the SDMAC Military Veteran Student of the Year academic scholarship,” said Pete Hedley, President of SDMAC Foundation. “These donations will enable us to positively impact more Veterans in our community by helping them to earn STEM degrees without incurring significant debt after their GI Bill runs out.”

“We view this as a unique opportunity to give back to our Veterans as they prepare for careers in STEM fields,” said Richard Allen, regional manager for Navy Federal. “It’s our mission to support the military community and partnering with SDMAC on this scholarship will help more Veterans achieve their goals.”

“GA-ASI is thrilled to support the SDMAC Military Veteran Student of the Year Academic Scholarship,” said David R. Alexander, president, Aircraft Systems, GA-ASI. “Veterans make some of the best employees in today’s workforce and we are honored to help them complete their degrees as they prepare for STEM careers.”

SDMAC Foundation recently announced the expansion of the SDMAC Military Veteran Student of the Year academic scholarship to CSUSM. The inaugural scholarships were awarded in 2016 and 2017 to Veteran students enrolled at SDSU.

SDMAC Military Veteran Student of the Year scholarship awardees must have a former rank of E1 to E9 and be honorably separated from the U.S. armed forces. They must be enrolled at the university as full-time students in STEM disciplines and have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 (or arithmetic equivalent). Financial need and community, or university service are considered.

For more information regarding the CSUSM SDMAC Military Veteran Student of the Year Academic Scholarship, contact Patricia Reily, Ed.D, Commander, USN (Ret), Veterans Services Director, CSUSM, preily@csusm.edu or apply directly at https://csusm.academicworks.com/opportunities/1488.

Click here for more information on the SDSU SDMAC Military Veteran Student of the Year academic scholarship.

About SDMAC Foundation
The SDMAC Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 2016 to enable San Diego’s leading non-profit military organization to further promote general awareness and understanding of the importance of a strong national defense in the region. The SDMAC Foundation supports San Diego’s active-duty and retired military community through program initiatives, educational outreach, and events funded by tax-deductible donations received by the organization. A signature program of the SDMAC Foundation is the continuation of the “San Diego Military Advisory Council/SDSU Military Student of the Year” academic scholarship that started in celebration of SDMAC’s 10th anniversary in 2014. The inaugural SDMAC Military Veteran Student of the Year scholarship in 2016, followed by a second scholarship in 2017.

For more information and to make a tax-deductible donation to the SDMAC Foundation, visit https://www.sdmac.org/foundation/.

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